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Continuing in our mission to prove how much can be accomplished by a determined woman with a tiny sledgehammer, our new acolyte Marcia amply demonstrates that nothing can stand in the way of a will to destroy! Flush with our victory over the ceilings, and restless because the riding trek we’d planned for the day had been cancelled because endless rain had ruined the paths, she decided to have a go at that bathroom we’ve been wanting to remove off the side of the house.
I spent the day with a machete, massacring the humungous vines that smother everything on the property. To each his own! More about that later.
Debra Kolkka said:
You need permission to widen doorways and make windows bigger. We got permission only to widen the front door. We had to keep all windows in the same place and they had to be the same size.
In the original plans approval from the Commune they did in fact allows us to widen that door, along with making a door out of an upper window, and making a kitchen window shorter. No changes in position. The bathroom was actually an illegal addition so I guess they were happy to concede to a slightly larger door in return for getting rid of it.
Nice work. Are you sure you want to remove the bidet? You could use it for a planter.
I love it! That’s hilarious.
Haha Shelagh.. A real a blow by blow description. Bravissime!! Can’t help myself now…I love the idea of the terrace/steps down into the garden. I am wondering though if you really need to widen the doorway to be French doors. At the moment the doorway all aligns with the window above… I kind of gather you might be thinking the same thing? Just a thought. Keep the updates coming! Jx
That also happens to be the door with the nice existing cove on its archway. Now that it’s opened and you can see out, I agree it might not be so necessary to make it wider – the view from the inside is more of what I was concerned with. I’ll live with it for awhile in any case, so plenty of time to consider this.